Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who was referred to as a ‘global scam artist’ by an offset of The New York magazine, The Cut, has given it back to the publication. The write-up called “racist” and “sexist” by many had journalist Mariah Smith accusing the Quantico star of tricking Nick Jonas into marriage. It led to an outrage on social media, forcing the publication first to tone it down by editing a few offensive parts, and take it down completely. It also issued an “Editor’s Note” publicly apologising to the newlywed celebrity couple.
“Last night, The Cut published a post about Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra’s relationship that shouldn’t have gone up. We’ve received dozens of messages from readers expressing their anger. We want you to know that we hear you and we’re sorry. The whole piece missed the mark. There is no good explanation for this other than human error and poor judgement. This was a mistake, and we apologize to our readers and to Priyanka and Nick,” the note read.
Last night, at an event in New Delhi, Priyanka Chopra was asked about her opinion on the offensive article, and she said, “I don’t even want to react or comment. It’s not even in my stratosphere. I’m in a happy place at this moment. These kind of random things can’t disturb it.”
The ‘in-depth analysis’ of the love life of Priyanka Chopra and American singer Nick Jonas minced no words to say the actress, who is “a little indulgent”, was cashing on the their “love”.
Several people, including Nick Jonas’s brother Joe Jonas and his fiancée Sophie Turner, had taken to Twitter to condemn the article and the publication.
It is yet to be seen what Nick Jonas has to say about the claims made in the write-up.